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If you are planning to utilize a County facility (City and County of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi County, Kauaʻi County, Maui County, or Kalawao County) and are required to obtain a permit, you will need to contact the Office of Risk Management to request approval to indemnify a county agency. Requests should be submitted no later than 8 weeks prior to the County’s permit/contract due date.

County agency permits contain a provision that requires the holder of the permit to indemnify the County. The University of Hawaiʻi has no authority to enter into an agreement to indemnify another party unless authorized by the legislature. Pursuant to Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes §46-71.5, the University of Hawaiʻi may agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless a county agency if certain preconditions are satisfied. Upon request, the Office of Risk Management will assist you with obtaining the necessary approvals from internal (UH) and external administrators to meet the requirements of this statute.

For more information or to request approval to indemnify a county agency, please submit an Assistance Request Form (PDF). Be sure to include the following information:

  • Name of County Agency to be indemnified
  • Dates(s)
  • Time(s)
  • Location
  • Description of activities
  • Copy of permit application or permit

Federal Indemnification

The University of Hawaiʻi has no authority to enter into an agreement to indemnify another party unless authorized by the legislature. Pursuant to Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes §29-15.5, the University of Hawaiʻi may agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless a federal agency if certain preconditions are satisfied.

For more information or to request approval to indemnify a federal agency, please contact the Legal Affairs and University General Counsel Office

Last modified: December 15, 2016